Kind-hearted Norbord workers have raised more than £1,000 in memory of a much-loved former colleague.
Generous employees at the Cowie-based panel-board manufacturer’s plant in Stirling collected the cash for Strathcarron Hospice to mark the life of friend and co-worker Tommy Hamilton after he sadly passed away earlier this year.
Cancer sufferer Tommy was given respite care at the hospice, while his family received support throughout his illness and Norbord staff were keen to raise funds and awareness for the hospice that looked after him in his last days.
Organised by Paul Cairney, a grand total of £1,196.51 was generated through a charity football match where a team of 21 Norbord workers played against Dunipace Juniors U19 Football Team at their home ground in Westfield Park.
Paul, Stores Controller for Norbord in Cowie, said: “For all of us it was a bittersweet day as Tommy is deeply missed but the staff at Strathcarron Hospice do such an amazing job and we were only too happy to help because we know first-hand just how much they rely on donations from fundraising efforts like ours.”
Angela Gillies, Fundraising Manager for Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, said: ”It was a privilege for our staff to have been able to care for Tommy and to support his family. We very much appreciate the kind donation from Norbord.
“Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care free of charge to people who have illnesses that cannot be cured so the money will go a long way in ensuring that we continue to provide vital work throughout Stirlingshire.”